The Seer’s Notes:
Self-sufficiency should not be confused with martyrdom. Martyrdom does without, instead of asking a loved one for assistance. Martyrdom blocks universal assistance because it tries to demonstrate how stoic one can be in managing without — thus the universe, as in all things , gives one the opportunity to experience what one wishes to articulate and makes sure that one has to “do without”. Martyrdom is disempowering.
Self-sufficiency is self-empowering. Self-sufficiency anticipates what one may need in the future, and creates a supply for unforeseen circumstances — it manages resources wisely. Self-sufficiency knows that within every problem there is a solution and makes the effort to find it. Self-sufficiency finds the gaps in one’s resource management, and in gratitude for the insight, determines to make sure that it would not be an issue in the future. Self-sufficiency does not hesitate to ask for the help that they would not hesitate to give another. Self-sufficiency self-examines to find areas of dependency on external supply, that if withheld, would create hardship in one’s life — find the solution before it becomes a crisis and not after it does.